Without colour, life would be plain indeed. There would be no variation, no creativity, nothing to reveal the characteristics of the parts of our every day that keep things from getting dull.
That’s why colour is such an important part of our cuisine, and our approach to the dining experience as a whole. Bright red chillis, rich green Bursa olives, a pristine white strained yogurt…the list goes on. On it’s own, a colour becomes the norm, and as tedious as grey; contrast it with something that balances it out, and you have a balance that enriches the emotions and senses, from sight to smell, to passion.
The searing energy of a red chilli, for example, is tempered by the cooling purity of the yogurt’s whiteness, or pepped up by the refreshing qualities of a green pepper.
But as we’ve already mentioned, colours are about more than just taste; they impact upon the way we experience everything. Which is why the Skewd emblem is a bricolage of the colours that inspire the experience we seek to create every day in the dining area.
The red represents the fiery ambition of our Chefs, but also the warmth with which we treat our guests with. Red’s closest cousin, orange, represents the vibrancy of our produce, as well as the passion we have for our food. The citrus of yellow and calming blues are symbolic of the creativity we strive for in the kitchen, and the clarity of thought and intelligence this must be paired with. And last but not least, grey. As we said before, colours must be combined to create excitement and stimulation. But in a kitchen as explosive as Skewd, you need a little neutrality to keep things under control.